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Outlook for non-residential construction not all doom and gloom

Posted on Friday 14 August, 2020

According to Statistics NZ, the total value of non-residential building work consented dropped to just $365 million as the full effects of Level 4 lockdown made themselves felt. But it bounced back up to $553 million in May and $753 million in June, which was the highest level it has been for any month since April last year and up 50% on June last year.

Infrastructure Reference Group announces government funded ‘shovel ready’ projects

Posted on Friday 31 July, 2020

The Infrastructure Industry Reference Group (IRG) has announced the first government-funded infrastructure projects. Part of the $3B COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, this first wave of funding is for $819M of Central Government funding towards projects totaling $1.3B.

Government backs construction sector with new trades training centre

Posted on Friday 31 July, 2020

Otago Polytechnic, a subsidiary of the NZ Institute of Skills and Technology, will get a new purpose-built centre in Dunedin devoted to training qualified workers for the building, construction and related trades, Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones announced on 24 July.

Rapid Mobilisation Playbook created to support fast-tracking of construction projects

Posted on Friday 31 July, 2020

A new resource – the Rapid Mobilisation Playbook – has been created to help fast-track government construction projects. The Playbook has been developed by the Construction Sector Accord in collaboration with New Zealand Government Procurement within MBIE, Aurecon, and through the Accord Forum.

Site Safe Scholarships now open

Posted on Friday 31 July, 2020

Site Safe scholarship applications are now open. Each year, the Site Safe scholarships help the health and safety leaders of the future to jump start their careers by completing free higher-level training. The scholarship includes fully-funded Site Safe training towards completion of a New Zealand Qualification Authority (NZQA) recognised New Zealand Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety Practice (Level 3).

Hays Construction and NZIOB Salary Guide 2020: Have your say

Posted on Thursday 23 July, 2020

The Hays Construction and NZIOB annual salary guide for the building and construction industry is an important survey undertaken for the Institute's members and industry as a whole. The 16th annual edition is currently being compiled and NZIOB members are invited to complete the survey.

BDO’s annual construction survey

Posted on Thursday 16 July, 2020

2020 marks the third edition of BDO’s annual construction survey and this year’s edition incorporates questions on business challenges and performance both pre and post COVID-19.

Hays Guide: Adapting to the new era of work

Posted on Thursday 16 July, 2020

Hays have compiled a guide to help employers navigate current and future challenges. It is intended to prompt thoughtful discussion that will help aid plans and devise solutions.

Site Safe supporting ground-breaking research into Stress in Construction

Posted on Thursday 16 July, 2020

In partnership with Massey University's School of Built Environment, Site Safe is supporting ground-breaking research into stress in the construction industry.

Building for Climate Change programme gets underway

Posted on Tuesday 07 July, 2020

The Minister for Building and Construction, Jenny Salesa, has announced a new programme to help ensure the building and construction sector is playing its part for New Zealand to reach its climate change goals.